Western Isles Tourguide Association

The Outer Hebrides of Scotland offers endless adventures. Breath taking scenery, a unique way of life with an ancient culture and a stunning natural environment. See the best the Outer Hebrides has to offer with a professional tour guide.

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About WITGA

Travelling in a location with more than one  identity exposes the expected and the unexpected. Whether you know these islands as nan Eilean Siar or the Western Isles or the Outer Hebrides, they offer a myriad of options to uncover.

Our Services

Since 1997 guides have been providing interpretation for shore excursion companies, coach tours and leading walking tours in the Outer Hebrides.
WITGA guides promote a positive impact on the environment, society, and economy of the Outer Hebrides.

Why Book with Us

Our passion for these Islands is enhanced by continuous training so clients can have the best experience during their time in the Outer Hebrides.

To explore options and gain the maximum benefit from your visit to our unique heritage,

Working with the Best

A professional Tour Guide will direct your eyes to the detail in locations,
your intellect to discover their significance, and your heart to take delight in a unique landscape and culture.

Local Knowledge

Unravel the rich heritage of the Gaelic Language and ancient culture with the aid of a local guide.

Island Heritage

Some of us were born and raised in the Outer Hebrides. Others have lived here long enough to be in the know

No Hidden Charges

We don't add hidden extras cost. Our pricing policy is fair and transparent.
With over 20 years of tour guiding and organising our professional service will make your stay a memorable one

No group too small

We cater for smaller groups or individuals. If you have a special interest like e.g archaeology, bird watching etc. we will provide a guide and a tour tailored to your needs.

We speak your language

Well, not all of them, of course, but a lot of our tour guides are bi-lingual or even multilingual.
If you wish a tour in your language, please enquire and we will endeavour to provide a guide.

WITGA Mission Statement

Western Isles Tour Guide Association understands sustainable tourism to be an economically viable activity that prioritizes local traditions and way of life, natural resources and residents, so that both the physical environment and social fabric of our communities are preserved.

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We love to hear from you. If you would like to enquire about any of our tours or have a request or need more information, click on the button below and get in touch

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Latest Articles

Read here about the latest news from WITGA. There will always be new information so check back frequently!

Hidden Archaeology in the Outer Hebrides

Times gone by – Archaeology in the Outer Hebrides The open landscapes of the Outer Hebrides provide a wonderful setting for the exploration of ancient monuments spanning 6,000 years of human occupation. In the Neolithic period or New Stone Age, communities of early farmers developed …

Fascinating Hebridean Culture

Ceud mìle fàilte – A hundred thousand welcomes In the Outer Hebrides the road signs are in the ancient Celtic language of Gaelic. Children learn through Gaelic medium education from a young age.Norse influence on Hebridean Culture Scenic landscape bearing names reflecting the Norse  Heritage …

Ian Minty

Ian Minty is a retired lecturer at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) who has lived in Lewis since 1983.  Ian offers guided walking tours of Stornoway, normally around 2-3 hours, that take an informal look at the Stornoway’s history, events that have shaped the …